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of an encore. so team obama, take heed. unleash the crackin'. let bill chill in the swing states and soon we'll be paraphrasing another literary master. the bell tolls for thee, mitt. [ bells tolling ] >> jennifer: the obama team has finally released today stumping for the president after he proved how indispensable he is by bringing down the house at last week's convention. >> since 1961, for 52 years now the republicans have held the white house 28 years. the democrats 24. in those 52 years our private economy has produced 66 million private sector jobs. so what's the job score? republicans, 24 million. democrats, 42 million. [ applause ] >> jennifer: he's right! the democrats created those 42 million jobs. in four fewer years than the republicans had when they held the presidency. clinton himself was a big pirate of that lopsided scoreboard. take a look at this. so since 1962, president george w. bush was the only president who oversaw a decline in jobs. clinton saw the biggest increase. on top of that, for
's coming right at the top of the show. later, we find more about the debt negotiations that president obama had with the republicans. look at the contempt that john boehner had towards president obama. >> the only thing about the differences between the president and myself is i'm here smoking, drinking, here's the president of the united states drinking iced tea and champing on nicorettes. >> he's making fun of the president for drinking iced tea. what a weird weird set of circumstances and those are the guys you're supposed to be negotiating with? i can't wait to go off on that story. we have an exclusive with don the former governor of alabama about to go to jail, railroaded by karl rove. karl rove blamed them for it. >> i'm his daughter. i just wanted to meet you and say -- he cut me off right away and said tell your dad not to use my name to make money. >> crazy. all right. it's a big show, and it's go time. >> all right. it is the anniversary of 9/11 and i got a warning for you guys, i'm about to get angry about this story. it's about the negligence of the bush administration and what
and this is "viewpoint." president obama's poll numbers show the post convention that mitt romney wanted and didn't get. homey shakes the etch-a-sketch on healthcare andnd can't explain why the g.o.p. would cut the budget without hurting the middle class. likely voters gave president obama a six-point lead and a four-point lead in the latest reuters poll while the register registered voters back the president in the recent gallup poll. but >> eliot: the basic structure of the race does not seem to be benefiting mitt romney. the g.o.p. candidate for president was in" today where the latest public policy poll shows them trailing the president by 5%. faced with poll, an anonymous top romney adviser sold us, quote number: >> eliot: chicago, of course, is headquarters to the obama campaign team, and blaming the messenger, like romney's adviser did, is a classic response that one would expect from the candidate who feels the election slipping away. themitt romney found key provisions he would like to keep on sunday's "meet the press"." >> romney: there are a number of things that i like in healthcare reform
september 7. joe biden and barack obama accepting their party's nomination last night. president obama summing up his accomplishments. what he's accomplished so far and where he wants to take the country in the next four years. the goal of this convention for the democrats was to fire up the base and get them excited for the fall campaign. mission accomplished! we'll tell you all about last night's grand finale here in charlotte, north carolina. but we start off as always, let's find out the latest, today's current news update, lisa ferguson out in los angeles. hey, lisa, good morning. >> hi, bill. good morning everyone. bill is still there. most convention goers are packing up and heading home this morning after a rousing and emotional final night at the dnc in charlotte. president obama's speech has a convention hall at full capacity. officials had to turn away hundreds of people. nearly four hours before the president took the podium. it was not exactly the soaring rhetoric we're used to coming from mr. obama
last night at the republican national convention he rolled out a new strategy to win over former obama voters. he said i know, you like him i know you were pied about him but don't you think it might be time to give someone else a try. listen. >> if you felt that excitement when you voted for barack obama shouldn't you feel that way now that he's president obama? [ applause ] you know there's something wrong with the kind of job he's done as president when the best feeling you had was the day you voted for him. [ laughter ] >> it's ok, obama voters, it's not you it's him. he let you down. it's ok to break up with him. it's the same message paul ryan pushed in his convention speech wednesday. here's that one. >> college graduates should not have to live out their 20's in their childhood bedrooms, staring up at obama posters and wondering when they can get out and get going with life. >> if you're feeling left or or passed by, you have not failed. your leaders have failed you. >> speaking of failed leaders it appears that this new strategy to appeal to former obama voters was actually dr
not have been great news for president obama. fortunatelily there are another set of numbers that are reassuring. the obama campaign for the first time in months raised more than the romney campaign. the margin was slim, according to the obama camp, 98ers 98% of those donations were $100 or less. joining me now, ken vogel whose recent piece democrats lower sites on donors tackle this very issue. ken, thank you for joining us tonight. >> my pleasure tonight. >> eliot: if i read your article properly the super rich democrats are fleeing for the hills, basically saying to the president, don't chase us, we're not interested. >> there has been a little bit of this dynamic in play for most of this election cycle. a number of these wealthy democrats are philosophically opposed to the super pacs and raising and spending unlimited money in politics. as a result, they don't want to play the game. the operatives who are trying to get them back in the game, if you don't help, we're never going to address this legislatively and get fixes in terms of campaign finance that will change it. s
not just for medal medicineal pot. you know what it is. it's go time. >> cenk: last night president obama spoke at the democratic national convention to a thundering all the points he wanted in there including good lines making fun of republicans idea of domestic political. >> obama: they want your vote, but they don't want you to know their plan. that's because all they had to offer is the same prescriptions they've had for the last 30 years. have a surplus try a tax cut. deficit too high? try another. feel a cold coming on? take two tax cuts, roll back some regulations, and call us in the morning. [applause] that ain't that the god's honest truth. that's all they've done since i've been alive. tax cuts and more tax cuts. i hope the president doesn't going along with them in the second term. he promised he would not. let's hold him to that promise. on foreign policy. >> obama: four years ago i promised to end the war in did. [applause] i promised to refocus on the terrorists who attacked on 9/11, and we have. in 2014, our longest war will be over. al-qaeda is on the bath to defeat and os
is a shocking turn of events. i'll agree with the republicans a little bit on this. >> obama: you can't change washington from the outside. you can only change it from the outside. >> romney: the president threw in the white flag of surrender again. he said he can't change washington from the inside. >> cenk: you know what, controversy. i'm going to be debating this with this michael shure character, and weighing in on voter i.d. laws. >> more than 2,100,000,000 americans don't have driver's license. >> what about my social security card i've been using it for years. >> no photo, no vote-o. >> cenk: there is a debate whether you should vote at all. fascinating. plus you'll love the elbow of the day. it is, in fact, go time! [ ♪ theme music ♪ ] >> obama: you can't change washington from the inside. you can only change it from the outside. >> romney: he can only change it from the outside. we'll give him that chance in november is. >> obama: i'm willing to work with the republicans and examine all their ideas. >> obama: my thinking maybe you haven't gotten around a lot. >> mitt romney releas
this week. president obama sat down for the interview last night using the chance to hit romney over his leaked 47% comment. here is the president's response when asked which version of romney is more sincere. the one who writes off a 47% or the one who believes in 100% of the country. >> when you express an attitude that half the country considers itself victims that somehow they want to be dependent on government, my thinking is maybe you haven't gotten around a lot. >> mr. obama also took to playing defense in appealing to latino voters over immigration reform. this is something he had promised to do during the first year of his presidency and he blamed republicans for the failure. >> obama: there's the thinking that the president is somebody who's all powerful and can get everything done. we have to have cooperation from all the sources in order to get something done. >> the president did say one thing last night that we can expect to hear over and over again today from republicans. he said you cannot change washin
tonight. >> cenk: and we've invisible obama in the house. then we'll tell you about t millionaire donors. >> he was not something that senator blunt was eager to talk about. senator, can you answer the question? >> cenk: michael shure talked to brian ross about that story. really interesting. don't miss that. and then later in the program it turns out huge parts of the osama bin laden raid were made up. >> they walked by and said, are you guys ready? can you pull this off? i'm pretty sure they said, yes absolutely. >> cenk: right before the show people came up and said, are you all ready. we shook hands and said yes. you know why? because it's go time. [ ♪ music ♪ ] >> cenk: so last night everybody of course thought mitt romney's speech was going to be the big moment at the end of the republican national convention. it turns out we were wrong. the big moment was president obama. invisible obama's. so let's break down the convention for you. first clint eastwood came out. this is what we were referencing. he gave a rambling unfortunate speech where he was talking to an inadvisable oba
last night, it's disgraceful that the obama administration's first response was not to condemn attacks on our top plow our diplomatic missions but to sympathize with those who wage attacks. at the point that the cairo embassy had issued their statements, there had been no attacks. a protest was gathering. but after romney issued that statement last night, it was confirmed that, in fact, the ambassador in libya was killed. now, all of this happened and romney is publicly criticized for jumping the gun on issuing his statement before he even knew what the heck was going on. so what does he do? he doubles down on the wrongful criticism of the president. >> romney: a terrible course for america to stand in apology for our values that instead when our grounds are being attacked and being breached that the first response to the united states must be outrage at breach of the sovereignty of our nation. >> jennifer: unbelievable. the president did, in fact, express outrage of the facts. romney did it before he had the facts. he said, quote he strongly condemned the attack. the president had cho
obama. the most tweets her minute. she had 28,000 tweets per minute during we are speech, mitt romney in comparison was 14,000 tweets per minute. bill clinton did go up against football. we have to take that into consideration. we haven't even heard joe biden or president obama speak so far and already we're at 6.3 million tweets, far surpassing where the republican national convention was. what do we expect from obama tonight. >> i think it's going to be bigger than all of this, although they are going up against the music video awards on mtv. i wouldn't want to stack him against justin bieber. we saw obama for america had their first hash tag today strangely not highjacked. >> they've been highjacked by progressives. the obama campaign bought their first hash tag not highjacked. >> we saw that trending today bill clinton talking about that. i think what's been really interesting is new numbers from a pew study that came out today. how are we going to translate this, 16% have changed their mind about a political issue after social media. that's a big number. democrats use social medi
michelle obama of course, and a great keynote speech from julian castro. we'll give you our unique take on it, and you'll be able to participate by way of social media. give us run down on how that works. >> cenk: i will. as you saw in the republican convention because i'm positive you all were watching, we have a twitter feed that goes up on the screen, and we have a whole range of different publics that we look in on, mainstream media pundits, conservatives liberals comedians and they're oftentimes incredibly funny including, when everyone is talking about invisible obama. at the end of the republican national convention, i'll have a fact on that that you'll love, and of course president obama as well here tweeting. in fact, the biggest tweet of the republican national convention was ironically from president obama. it was about invisible obama. we'll get to that in a bit. we'll go to l.a. to check in on social media. we'll go to convention live to check in. michael shure and david shuster and we'll go to some of the speeches that the vice president mentioned and cal penn will be chec
room." i'm jennifer grandholm. a batch of new polls suggest that president obama is well on his way to winning a second term. let's take a look at a few of them. today's national journal survey likely voters have president obama ahead. president obama is also doing well in a few crucial swing states. out today, the president leads romney 48 to 44%. and in virginia romney lags 3 points behind the president. 43 to 46. but people remember do not! i repeat -- do not put the cart before the horse. joining us from berkeley is former labor secretary robert reich. thanks for sticks around because you wrote a great opinion piece in huntington post. tell us what your reaction is when you hear the pundits saying it isover. >> it's not over. don't be complaisant out there. we have two more jobs reports coming. those reports, if they are as bad as the august reports -- and they may be given what is happening in europe, china is slowing down a lot -- japan -- all around the world we have economic problems. given that, that may be that these job reports are not so good. they m
out a new strategy to win over former obama voters. he said i know you liked him. i know you were excited about him, but don't you think it might be time to give someone else a try? listen. >> romney: if you felt that excitement when you voted for barack obama, shouldn't you feel that way now that he is president obama? [ cheers and applause ] >> romney: you know there is something wrong with the kind of job he has done as president, when the best feeling you had was the day you voted for him. [ laughter ] [ cheers and applause ] >> jennifer: it's okay obama voters. it's not you. it's him. he let you down. it's okay to break up with him. it was the same message paul ryan pushed on wednesday. here is that one. >> college graduates should not have to live out their 20s in their childhood bedrooms, staring up at fading obama posters, and wondering when they can move out and get going with life. [ cheers and applause ] >> if you are feeling left out for passed by, you have not failed. your leaders have failed you. >> jennifer: speaking of failed leaders, it appears
speech writer. those were three different positions in the obama and bush campaign. so you stevens is reportedly pushing for romney to keep dodging the specifics. all of this is happening as the specifics of steven's only life are becoming quite an issue. this guy is kind of amazing. not only is he a strategy and an ad maker and speech writer but he is also an adventurer, and a hollywood screen writer and on top of all of that he was a strategist, for bob dole mccain, and george w. bush. now romney is trying to place the problems squarely on steven's shoulders. hum. but it is really stevens' fault or is he maybe beingscape goated as republicans trip over each other running away from mitt romney. here is the truth. it isn't the strategist it's not even the candidate. but the truth is it's the policies stupid. as conservative commentator dave frum tweeted this morning . . . and you know what he's right? the majority of americans just are not buying what the republicans are selling. republicans are pushing tax cuts for the wealthy, but a whopping 58% of americans be
and michelle obama. and bill the lesson that clint eastwood taught america if you are in a debate with an empty chair, you have got to win the debate. yeah, i guess that was the first debate of this election. [♪ theme music ♪] >> bill: hey, good morning, everybody, good to see you this morning, and welcome to the "full court press," on this wednesday september 5th, coming to you live on current tv all the way across this great land of ours again from charlotte, north carolina capitol of the democratic national convention, and day two of the democratic national convention. what a great night last night. julian castro, giving the keynote speech and michelle obama giving the most powerful speech of the night. we'll hear from elizabeth warren and vice president joe biden here tonight. what a difference between here and charlotte, and the lackluster event in tampa last week. we'll have randi weingarten. but first the current tv update from lisa ferguson. >> hi bill. good morning, everyone. the dny continues tonight with a knew round of speakers. elizabeth warre
up, i was furious. andd apparently so was the president. >> obama: we will not waiver to see that justice will be done and make no mistake, justice will be done. >> violence like this is no way to honor religion or faith. >> cenk: i'll tell you what, that story, though, is changing by the minute. some amazing details that might change the way you look at that story entirely coming up in just a minute. also, mitt romney might have destroyed his campaign on this issue. >> romney: possibly the administration was wrong to stand by its statements sympathizing for those who had reached our embassy in egypt. >> cenk: well, i tell you what, it's not just liberals but also conservatives ripping mitt romney on those statements. outrageous. we'll tell you all about it. then we'll talk about the movie and the crazy people behind it that started this whole mess in the first place. >> put your head between my thighs. >> cenk: it's a crazy movie. will i defend it or attack it. only one way to find out. stay right here. it's go time. [ ♪ music ♪ ] >> cenk: welcome to "the young turks," e
around the globe. we'll let you know what's happening up at the u.n. president obama and mitt romney both in the key state of virginia yesterday. you can all relax because everything, once again is all right with the world. those good regular union refs are back on the job. they came out last night for the ravens/browns game up in baltimore. no more lingerie league rejects out on the field. how about it. okay. that and a whole lot more here on today's "full court press." but first the latest, today's current news update from lisa ferguson in los angeles. good morning. >> hey bill, good morning everyone. mitt romney is all over the map again today with a rally in pennsylvania and then a fund-raiser in massachusetts. his campaign has another $5 million after last night's fund-raiser in d.c. where romney explained his five steps to take america back. the first of which is to produce more oil and natural gas. >> romney: we have the capacity if we can take advantage of it and we build that pipeline from
of the day and boy oh, boy, president obama and mitt romney now in a big argument over policy toward china with one big difference between them. mitt romney, as president of bain capital was exporting jobs to china. now, president obama is fighting to bring back jobs from china. you know which one is better for the american people. we'll get into that plus a whole new video that's got mitt romney in trouble. lots to talk about here. we'll take your calls too, on the "full court press." first, today's current news update. it is lisa ferguson standing by in los angeles. hey, lisa, good morning. >> hey bill, good morning everyone. no doubt mitt romney will face another round of criticism this morning after calling nearly half of all voters dependent and entitled in a video leaked to mother jones. here's a look. >> 47% of the people who will vote for the president are what? supportive of tom and have been supportive of tom but obviously i would have loved to have seen a different result. >> the president won wisconsin he go
obama is the feet ushed speaker at tonight's opening ceremonies and this is a far different convention than we saw last week in tampa. you're going to see a lot more delegates, about 5500 of them, much more diversity among the delegates here. more latinos than ever before. more african-americans than ever before. and a convention that's much more focused on the issues. no mystery guest either. no mystery guest. no empty chairs. we'll cover it from one end to the other. first, let's take a brief time-out to get the latest latest from lisa ferguson out in los angeles. good morning. >> good morning, everyone. the democrats have a lot to live up to this week after their convention in 2008. and here are a few things to watch out for as the dnc kicks off today. first off this is the democrat's big chance to make their case to american voters and respond to republican's attacks last week. more than 2/3 of people say they are not happy with the direction of the country meaning president obama will have to acknowledg
? >> hello! say anything, that's the name of the show. [ ♪ music ♪ ] >> obama: if the critics are right that i made all of my decisions based on polls, i must not be very good reading them. i know exactly what lincoln meant when he said i have been driven to my knees many times by the overwhelming conviction that i had nowhere else to go. >> stephanie: powerful stuff i thought. i'm joined by terry o'neal president of the national organization of women. hey, ter. >> hey steph. it's going to be here. >> stephanie: thank you for joining us in the empty shell of the democratic national convention. what a convention where do you start, right? >> tuesday night michelle obama knocks it out of the park and absolutely electrifies the crowd. wednesday it gets better and by wednesday morning, the people were just pumped. >> stephanie: yeah, it's not just that we have the policies -- that are better for women, we presented i don't know how many amazing awesome women. that's the best thing you can do is show what awesome women are like including jennifer grandholm. let's hear line
obama still isn't doing enough, check this out. in the 37 months following the recession, about 3.5 million private-sector jobs have been created. but in the 37 months after any 2001 recession, 1.1 million private sector jobs were created. the bush administration created far fewer jobs than the obama administration. but the devastating layoffs is making this recovery even slower than it needs to be because in june jail economies, peter schott and ben polok suggested that the national unemployment rate would be a full point lower if the government sector rebounded as it has in previous sectors. joining me now is laura tyson. she is a member of president obama's council on jobs and competitiveness. and we're also joined by larry cohen, president of the communication workers of america. he represents 700,000 workers across the u.s. and canada, including 140,000 public-sector employees. to both of you, welcome back inside "the war room." >> thank you jennifer. >> great to be with you. >> jennifer: great to have you, larry. let me start with laura first. we have
up some votes in florida. and john carter says as usual obama showed poise and genuine ease with a regular guy. here's a good question. can you imagine romney in a similar situation? guy who picked up romney. romney would have made a face as if the guy was diseased or something. romney would not have known how to handle it. no doubt about it! >> announcer: this is the "bill press show." . [ ♪ theme ♪ ] >> bill: hey hello everybody. good to see you today. this is tuesday, september 11th. and this is the "full court press" on current tv. welcome to the program. good to see you. we'll talk about the meaning of september 11th here, the day we have to remember and reflect upon how great it is to be americans and what a great loss we suffered 11 years ago today. also time to get into some of the other issues. 26,000 teachers on strike in chicago. this time, they're not striking against a republican governor, scott walker or republican governor john kasich or republican governor chris christie. but dem
and certifying the story that the obama campaign has told for months now that mitt romney is a guy who doesn't care about people. who likes to lay them off. who doesn't really share their end it very quickly, you're going to be taken down by it. >> jennifer: his own words continue to reinforce that very impression. but he's got this book called no apologies so it seems as though he has said or his team has said you cannot walk anything back or else you will look weak. but in fact, the narrative about him being a rich guy is worse than him looking weak for having recognized he's made a mistake. >> yeah, i think governor, i think they made a terrible mistake after they secured the nomination of the republican party. they had a chance, then, to reposition themselves. like bill clinton did, for example, in 1992. at the center of the political mainstream in america. but instead of doing that and instead of spending the spring and summer introducing mitt romney in terms of his values, laying out a framework substant live framework for a
hd to barack obama? >> call bill clinton every morning. [ laughter ] >> jennifer: that's newt gingrich offering president obama some unsolicited advice. meanwhile the obama and romney campaigns are managing expectations. even the most ardent democrat would admit that president obama isn't the best debater. but according to beth myers . . . >> jennifer: and then president obama's top political advisor is just as glowing about mitt romney . . . they are so funny, my opponent he is abe lincoln and daniel webster all rolled into one. isn't that kind of weird hearing the campaign say such nice things about their opponents? believe me it's not going to last and it's all part of managing expectations before the debate. for more i'm joined by one of the country's foremost experts on the subject. samuel popkin who is a professor of political science at the university of san diego. he has worked on campaigns going back to the 1970s, and he is also the author of "the candidate." welcome back inside "the war room," profez or. >> it's a pleasure to be back with you gove
opening up a five-point lead for president obama. the swing states are the most important. we'll get polling on that soon as well, but it looks like there was definitely a bounce in the polls for president obama after the convention. during our coverage on current eliot spitzer predicted a four-point bump. i predicted five. vice president gore, six to eight. it looks like the democratic convention went off better than the republican one if you look at the polls. now that the conventions are over, mitt romney as usual getting himself in more and more trouble. so they're answering the question. you got to under something. mitt romney's tax plan is a disaster for the budget. it would create giant deficits. how can you say you can fight deficits if your plan creates bigger deficits. he says, no, no, i'm going to get rid of the loopholes. >> give me an example of a loophole that you'll close. >> romney: people at high end taxpayers will have fewer deductions and exemptions. those numbers will come down. >> i'm cutting tax on the rich massively, but some of the loopholes i might take away
the wmur granite state poll shows president obama leading mitt romney 45% to 44%. all of them, 5% or more lead shown by the president. the numbers do not lie. now, if you add all of those data polling points together, it would mean an electoral college landslide for the president. okay. hit the pause button. that doesn't mean it's a done deal for sure. as we learned over the last 48 hours, a lot can happen over the next 54 days. but polling prognosticators are making it clear that romney is staring at very long odds and a very steep climb. "the new york times"' own election forecaster nate silver breaks it down like this. if the election were held today president obama has a 92% chance of winning and get this, the latest polls from fox cnn "washington post" abc news and rasmussen, all of those give the president even or better marks than romney on handling the economy! which is the one issue that was supposed to be romney's strength. yes, mr. romney, the data says you need to press the panic button! but you know
about it? dick cheney has come out of his lair and accused president obama for taking full credit for gets bin laden. first, he has never taken full credit, and second he deserves more credit than dick cheney and george bush. first today's latest update. hi lisa good morning. >> hey, bill. good morning, everyone. bill clinton is keeping his title as president obama's surrogate this week. he is now hitting the campaign trail. blinton spoke to the university on tuesday. >> every student who borrows money under the federal student loan law however much you borrow will be able to pay that loan back for up to 20 years at a small fixed percentage of your income. >> according to a new survey president obama does have the lead in florida right now, at 48 to 44%. president clinton is also taking a stance on libya and egypt yesterday they attacked in both countries killing an officer of the state department all because of a u.s. film they say was offensive to islam. clinton said there is never any excuse for this kind of violence. president obama and mitt romney are als
together after president obama election he left out the fact that republicans in washington came out together to do whatever they could to deny the president in a second term. when they said, you didn't build that, they were repeating a lie debunked by independent fact checkers from across the nation. and there is more. a president that cares little about the truth and really has no shame. >> romney: the center piece of the president's campaign is an attacking success. >> they came back with an urgent report. he thanked them. sent them on their way and then did exactly nothing. >> romney: his policies have not created jobs. they've depressed them. >> many in my middle school worked at that plant. right at that plant candidate obama said if our government is here to support you this plant will be here for another 100 years. that's what he said in 2008. well, as it turned out that plant didn't last another year. >> romney: i will begin my presidency with a jobs tour. president obama began his presidency with an apology tour. >> you would think whatever his party would make job creation
. >> jennifer: so he would get rid of obama care except for the plan's most popular features, the ones like the poll well, eliminating exclusions for pre-existing conditions. just a few hours after he said that on mean bheep his intox bhan told the conservative national review, he was not proposing a federal bhand date to require insurance plans to offer insurance to people with before he existing conditions. he wasn't, huh sphwh but it doesn't even end there because after that, yet another campaign aide told "buzzfeed" that actually maybe he would require insurers to cover pre-existing conditions. saying romney will ensure that discrimination against individuals with pre-existing conditions who maintain continuous coverage is prohibited. what! another flip-flop. then today on the campaign trail... romney etch-a-sketch all over these pesky policy details and he just said this. >> and i want to get rid of obama care because it is killing jobs and small businesses. >> jennifer: wait. so now he's back to getting rid of all o
obama. >> i've been water boarded. i got news for you. you would have confessed too, if you would have been water boarded 170 times. >> oh, damn, he's coming up a little later. you know what time it is, right? it's go time. >> well, what started in libya has caught literally on fire across the world. now our embassies are being attacked in egypt and in yemen as well, and not only the that, there are also protests in morocco and tunisia and these range to violent protests. >> we'll get to egypt in a second. libya might be a little different that you know realize. first, let me give you a report from nbc news. >> it was complex and preplanned likely for the anniversary of september 11. it was 10:00 at night in libya. heavily armed attackers began firing at the libyan security guards protecting the american consulate before setting the main building ablaze. inside ambassador stevens and others were trapped between the flames and gunfire. it was 12 hours before ambassador stevens body was returned by local libyans who had carried him to a hospital in an effort to save him. >> from the outs
is what, five, six, seven eight points behind barack obama right now. is that the same kind of polling you guys are finding with your internal? >> it is not consistent with our polling. >> jennifer: when abc's david muir asked mitt romney about polls that showed his 47% comment had actually hurt him mitt romney comes naturally. he lied about it. >> well, i'm very pleased with some polls. less so with other polls but frankly at this early stage polls go up and polls go down. as you look at the national polls, you see i'm tied in the national polls. >> jennifer: in fact, it is just not true. the latest national gallup poll from today has the president up by 6 points. gallup that far left, skewed organization. but there does seem to be little room for reality in the current republican party. so the polls themselves have become the latest right wing scapegoat. so today fox news picked up the theme. >> are the swing states really swinging toward the president or could there possibly be some skewing going on b
evening i'm eliot spitzer is "viewpoint." after a show start thursday president obama closed the democratic convention with some soaring rhetoric in the promise of a rising middle class economy. >> obama: if you believe that new plants and factories can dot our landscape, that new energy can power our future that new schools can provide ladders of opportunity to this nation of dreamers, if you believe in a country where everyone gets a fair shot, and everyone does their fair share, and everyone plays by the same rules then i need you to vote this november. [applause] >> eot: you again as the president spoke he may have already known that the august's jobs report would flatten his bump coming out of the convention and weaken his chances for re-election this fall. while most economists expected 125,000 new jobs last month, the labor department reported just 96,000 new private sector hires and while the unemployment rate dropped 268,000 people dropped out of the workforce. and if that's not enough, workforce participation rate is at its lowest level since ronald reagan's first y
about whether mitt romney can recover from this week's stumbles and what the obama campaign should be doing is wayne slater. wayne is a seen i don't know political writer for the dallas morning news and theco author of two very famous made george w. bush presidential," and "the architect: karl rove and the dream of absolute power." wayne is coming to tell us what is inside karl rove's brain. thank you for joining us inside "the war room." >> great to be with you, governor. >> great to have you back. after all we have seen and after all of these polls, it is over for romney? >> yeah, if we were playing texas hold'em, i think i would rather have president obama's hand than mitt romney's hand. but you can always draw something at the river and win in the end. any democrat who thinks the relative success of the obama campaign from the failures of the romney campaign means he is doomed is living in a fantasy land. >> i appreciate what you are saying. i think a lot of people look at this and say it's over. you know more than anybody about karl rove, do you think
that you wake the [bleep] up. >> all right. now, president obama and mitt romney are of course out on the campaign trail. they both happen to be in virginia today trying to rally their own troops, and then they've even got ads, as well, where they are both facing the camera which always is slightly awkward if you ask me and making their personal appearances saying you got to vote for me and this is my plan. in has ad that president obama has, it's actually two minutes long if you watch the whole thing, he talks patriotism and how there's a new economic patriotism. >> governor romney believes with bigger tax cuts for the wealthy and fewer wall street regulations all of us would brought speaker. he'd double down on the same fiscal policies that got us here in the first place. our economy begins with a strong thriving middle class. >> it also involves everybody paying their fair share and keeping their money here instead of the cayman islands. i wonder who that might refer to. he didn't mention that in the two minutes but it was implicit. j.k. rowling has a book coming out today. back
fallout this morning after statements from mitt romney took aim at president obama during the attacks in libya and cairo. tuesday night romney blamed president obama for sympathizing with the attackers and then he double downed on those claims again wednesday morning. take a look. >> the administration was wrong to stand by a statement sympathizing with those who had breached our embassy in egypt instead of condemning their actions. >> romney is basing that off of a statement from the u.s. embassy in cairo saying it does not support the criticism of muslims' religious beliefs. not only was that statement never approved by washington, it was also issued four hours before the attacks in an effort to calm the situation down. president obama, in fact, did condemn the attacks and said he is shocked romney would play politics during a time the united states is still mourning the loss of four of its diplomats. romney is now seeing a big backlash from those statements, even from conservatives but a few are actually taking his s
-millionaires who vote for republicans are like cows voting for burger king. barack obama is a lot like occupy wall street or the bible. i do think we're seeing that this year turned up to 11. there's a lot of folks out there who are social conservatives who are fighting really really hard to make sure that mitt romney gets another tax cut. so i thank you for the call. fox news to me is like for futal lords and the surfs that love them. roy is here on the "bill press show." good morning. >> caller: good morning. i think we have to keep in mind with occupy it's more than a slogan it's a process. the entire world in many languages is now aware of this imbalance of wealth is what we're really talking about. jl uh-huh. >> caller: i think it's a mistake to start getting into the minutia of the party that believes they can make the word move backwards instead of forwards. and that's what they are finding out. they want to turn back the clock. they want to undo 2008. the most pathological and impossible way of doing it. that's what they think they can live. mitt romney is still mad
obama could have taken action. seven times he said no. his policies cost us 2 million job. obama had years to stand up to china. we can't afford four more. >> i'm mitt romney and i approved this message. >> today he was at it again on the campaign trail in colorado. >> so when we put together agreements that make sure they favor us at least as much as it does then. countries like china that cheat i will stop it. we cannot allow them to steal american jobs unfairly. >> now mitt romney is standing up for fairness in american jobs! sound a little fishy? well, it is. in fact, the best way to see where mitt romney's heart is is to ignore all the bluster and rhetoric and just follow the money. as it turns out romney actually invested thousands of dollars in that video site youku just last year. so now he's criticizing the president for not doing enough to crack down on the type of company that he himself has invested in in china! and believe me, it is not just youku. through bain he has invested in the chinese company gome. investing in uniview helps the chinese government spy on its own p
responsibility and look after neighbors. >> obama: if we re-claim those values now, if we rally around a new economic patriotism together, we can rebuild this economy together. we will grow the middle class together. we will move forward together. >> eliot: not surprisingly, the same themes play a prominent role in a two-minute long ad the obama campaign is playing in seven swing states including ohio and virginia. >> obama: it's time for a new economic patriotism. rooted in the belief that growing our economy begins with a strong, thriving middle class. compare my plan to governor romney's and decide for yourself. >> eliot: to help voters make the decision, the obama campaign also put out another ad today putting pictures of real people over mitt romney's notorious comments to wealthy donors about americans who don't pay income tax. >> 47% of the people -- who are dependent on government. who believe they're victims. who believe government has responsibility to care for them. who believe they're entitled to healthcare and
. >> romney: president obama and i both care about poor and middle class families. the difference is my policies will make things better for them. >> eliot: romney even praised his massachusetts health care program, romney told nbc news, and i quote . . . one can only imagine what would have hand if romney had embraced his health care plan at the start of this raisin stead of running away from it. according to the "new york times" cbs news poll of three swing states the president leads his challenger by 12 points. mr. obama is out in front in florida by nine points, and in ohio, president obama is up by ten points. but some republicans seem to have trouble accepting the polls as valid. >> i trust our numbers, and that's what we're basing our decisions off of. >> eliot: good luck with that. in ohio romney accepted the endorsement of golf legend jack nicolaus. >> romney: it's great to have senator rob portman. he is playing barack obama in these mock debates we have. i don't like him very much. he keeps beating me up and i keep shaking my head. obama deputy campaign m
. president obama is going to address the nation in a little more from an hour now, and say the u.s. will do what it can to stop iran from getting a nuclear weapon. netenyahu has been pushing the president to draw a hard red line with tehran and president obama wants to exhaust all non-military options first. the president will talk about embassies around the world and how the u.s. will bing justice to those who harm americans. >> romney: he said the developments in the middle east are bumps in the road. [ laughter ] >> romney: yeah that was my reaction. >> the obama campaign said romney is once again politicizing an international tragedy and taking the president's comments out of context. one romney remark that is tough to take in context is at a fund raiser over the weekend. his wife's plane had an electrical fire on board and had to make an emergency landing. he said he doesn't understand why windows on planes didn't open, and thought that was dangerous. [ laughter ] >> you can't make this stuff up. we're back after the break. ♪ >> on tonight's show, su
turks. mitt romney and president obama are competing for bill clinton's attention. >> a few words from bill clinton can do a man a lot of good. >> president clinton, thank you for your very kind introduction, although i have to admit i really did like the speech a few weeks ago a little bit better. >> all right romney in that speech had a whopper about special interest. you know what i love about this show? facts. we're going to bring you facts about his top donors. will blow your mind. hows that for fun? you know mitt romney's best friend caused this. >> it was a scramble in the end zone and then a split decision. one says touchdown another says no. >> this is comical to me, really. >> how is mitt romney related to that? i'm going to prove that. you sit right here and you'll see exactly how he's related. it turns out our government has been lying to us about civilians killed in broken strikes. i know shocker. but this is the result. >> one of the things we heard from several people is that they didn't know what america was before drones and now what they know of america is drones deat
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